Case: EEOC v. Key Energy Services, Inc.

2:03-cv-00331 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Filed Date: Sept. 4, 2003

Closed Date: June 21, 2004

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Case Summary

In September 2003, the EEOC district office of San Antonio, Texas brought this suit against Key Energy Services, Inc., the parent company of Brooks Well Servicing, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The complaint alleged violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in that a female employee was sexually harassed by a male manager and male coworkers when they made obscene comments, sexual innuendos, and requested to have sex with her. The charging …

In September 2003, the EEOC district office of San Antonio, Texas brought this suit against Key Energy Services, Inc., the parent company of Brooks Well Servicing, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The complaint alleged violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in that a female employee was sexually harassed by a male manager and male coworkers when they made obscene comments, sexual innuendos, and requested to have sex with her. The charging party then intervened as a plaintiff. After some initial discovery, the EEOC moved for partial summary judgment in May 2004. The parties settled in less than a month and in June 2004 a consent decree was issued.

The parties agreed that the injunctive terms of the agreement would extend for three years and that there shall be 10 days notice to defendant if there is a belief that it is violating the agreement and a subsequent face-to-face conference to resolve any issues. The defendant was enjoined from discriminating on the basis of sex, was not to retaliate against any employee who complains of such discrimination, and had to distribute a copy of its nondiscrimination policy to all current employees. The female employee received $30,001.40 and her attorney received $27,498.60. All employees, supervisors and managers were to receive no less than four hours of training on the employment provisions of Title VII. This training was to be repeated every year within 30 days of the anniversary of the decree. Further, an EEOC prepared notice was to be conspicuously displayed in the defendant's Texas facility for the duration of the agreement.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (6/1/2007)

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Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment v. Key Energy Services

June 21, 2004

June 21, 2004

Docket

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Office of General Counsel Annual Report (Fiscal Year 2002)

EEOC v. Four Corners, Inc. d/b/a/ Key Energy Services, Inc.

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June 16, 2003

June 16, 2003

Press Release
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Complaint

Equal Employment v. Key Energy Services

Sept. 4, 2003

Sept. 4, 2003

Complaint
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Plaintiff Intervener Tina Roberson's Original Complaint

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Sept. 24, 2003

Sept. 24, 2003

Complaint
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Plaintiff's First Amended Original Complaint

Equal Employment v. Key Energy Services

Feb. 29, 2004

Feb. 29, 2004

Complaint
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Plantiff's First Amended Complaint

Equal Employment v. Key Energy Services

March 23, 2004

March 23, 2004

Complaint
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Key Energy Services, Inc.'s Answer to Plaintiff-Intervenor's First Amended Original Complaint

Equal Employment v. Key Energy Services

May 19, 2004

May 19, 2004

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Final Judgment Order Entering Consent Decree

Equal Employment v. Key Energy Services

June 14, 2004

June 14, 2004

Order/Opinion
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Consent Decree

Equal Employment v. Key Energy Services

June 14, 2004

June 14, 2004

Settlement Agreement

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Docket

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Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 4, 2003

Closing Date: June 21, 2004

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Key Energy Services, Inc. (Alice, Texas), Private Entity/Person

Key Energy Services, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 57500

Order Duration: 2003 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit